Olivastro in Phoenix: What We Bought, What We Skipped and What We're Still Lusting Over

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What We Bought: Oil and vinegar aficionados have a home in CenPho's Olivastro market and tasting room. With nearly 50 options of olive oil and balsamic vinegar options, it's best to take a complimentary (and highly encouraged by the friendly, knowledgeable staff) taste before you select. Bottles run $12 for 200mL and $16 for 375mL, regardless of which flavor or style you choose. Some of our favorite flavors of oil offered include wild mushroom and sage, basil, eureka lemon and blood orange, along with the more simple and organic freestone Chemiali. Thai lemongrass and mint white balsamic (think summer salad) and aged dark espresso red balsamic (think BBQ) take the vinegar cake in our book for flavor and usability in our kitchens at home.

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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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